University of OtagoUniversity

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Foundation: 1869

Mission: The University of Otago will create, advance, preserve, promote and apply knowledge, critical thinking and intellectual independence to enhance the understanding, development and well-being of individuals, society and the environment. It will achieve these goals by building on foundations of broad research and teaching capabilities, unique campus learning environments, its nationwide presence and mana, and international links. Ko tā Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo he whakawhanake, he pupuri, he whakatairanga hoki i te mātauranga, i te ihomatua tātari kaupapa, i te whakaaroaro motuhake o te tangata, kia hāpai ai te mōhio, te mārama, te hiatotanga, otirā, te oranga o te tangata, o te iwi hoki. Mā te rangahau me te tika mārika o te whakaako, mā te whai wānanga ahurei, mā te whakaū ki tōna mana, me ōna toronga puta noa i te motu, i te ao hoki ēnei whāinga e tutuki.

Vision: A research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. He Whare Wānanga aronui ana ki te rangahau, e rongonui ana i ngā tōpito o te ao i āna tutukinga ikeike.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldPacific RegionOECDNew Zealand
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1289th37th892nd5th
Arts and Humanities +305th15th271st2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1292nd34th962nd2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 237th21st165th4th
Chemistry 1927th43rd1287th4th
Computer Science 1494th34th1008th5th
Dentistry 71st6th48th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1706th47th1058th9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 438th24th290th4th
Energy 2313th45th1237th5th
Engineering +1554th37th1024th4th
Environmental Science 1994th37th1169th2nd
Mathematics 1546th32nd989th3rd
Medicine +640th10th477th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 939th20th652nd3rd
Physics and Astronomy 1508th36th1034th3rd
Psychology 204th13th188th2nd
Social Sciences +295th18th232nd2nd
Veterinary 819th29th502nd4th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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